Trials of the Young Shadow Walkers is a collection of stories, some in multiple parts, that deal with the younger Shadow Walkers and their time at the Shadow Walker guild hall. The first set of these stories involves Ethan Grimley, a twelve-year-old from the land of Moirena. He's an average boy with average dreams until a meeting with a stranger changes his life forever.
Join Ethan as he enters the world of the Shadow Walkers and learns what it means to be a warrior of the gods.
The Chronicles of Ethan Grimley
Path to Victory
Twelve-year-old Ethan Grimley is just like everyone else in Land's End. He attends school at the Arcana Maximus, he helps out in his mother's bakery, and he hangs out with his friends.
But when Ethan meets a stranger, one who seems to know him, his life spirals into a tangled maze that he doesn't know how to traverse.
Hunted by those who want to know his secret and plagued by a family tragedy he doesn't remember, Ethan must now choose between the life he's always known and the life he's always wanted to live.
Coming from the small town of Land’s End at the southern tip of Moirena, Ethan has no idea what to make of the hustle and bustle of Ymla in Corleon. Narrow, crowded streets and horse-drawn trolleys are things he’s never seen before.
Then there’s the guild itself. A common room with billiards tables and Fizzy Drinks and the freedom to come and go as he pleases are things Ethan’s never experienced.
But his new life isn’t all fun and games.
On the day Ethan arrives, the guild hall is attacked by harpies. No one knows who sent them or why, but the students are banned from investigating. A second attack, however, has his fellow Shadow Walkers wondering if Ethan is the target.
Never one to ignore his curiosity, Ethan and his new friends take to the streets of Ymla to get to the bottom of the attacks, but when he finds out the truth, Ethan wishes he’d left it alone.
Ethan has finally settled in to his life as a Shadow Walker. Sure, he has to attend school, but with classes like combat, it isn't too bad. On top of that, he's made friends, so his life isn't lonely or boring.
As Yuletide approaches, Ethan is looking forward to going home to see his family. And the best part? His friends are going with him.
After a harrowing trip across the void, Ethan finds himself once again at home.
But nothing is how he left it. His best friends don’t take to his new friends, and his mother wants him to leave the Shadow Walkers. To make matters worse, Cronus again rears his head, and Ethan and his Shadow Walker friends must deal with the threat on their own.